[Swan-dev] pluto: no code change. just sort the getopt options

Antony Antony antony at phenome.org
Tue Sep 12 19:59:59 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 03:08:59PM -0400, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> commit 29c0396e3ec932839d769f68b71fcb2a64094880
> Author: Antony Antony <antony at phenome.org>
> Date:   Tue Sep 12 01:47:45 2017 +0200
>     pluto: no code change. just sort the getopt options
> ================
> These were intentionally in a logical order (grouping).  Definitely
> not alphabetical.  This remains in the comment:
>  * The table should be ordered to maximize the clarity of --help.
> If you changed the order, I hope you carefully fixed where the
> linebreaks appear.  As explained in the comment, a '>' after the
> '\0' causes a linebreak in the --help output.

No I missed it Thanks for pointing this out. Lets revert my attempt to
improve code redability in favor clarity of --help.

> Perhaps the original structure makes less sense now the collection has
> grown so vast.

very likely. It is a matter of taste.

> Perhaps people who added or removed options didn't bother maintaining
> these secondary properties.

In the past my attempts to add options pluto was not successful, and I 
usually request Paul to add them, now I am beginning to understand the magic 
of this table.

> This change makes me sad.

Are you happy now?


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